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Should the database size double after I Dropdb followed by create new database (using Odoo database management) with same name?

Robert Price
on 10/20/16, 7:54 AM 383 views

I'm using Odoo V10.0

Is this a known problem? My database seems to be twice as large as it used to be now.



Robert Price
On 10/21/16, 3:58 AM

That was it thanks. I did suspect the filestore but convinced myself it was the database somehow! Thanks Rob.


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Ray Carnes
On 10/20/16, 10:33 AM

If you are dropping the database via PostgreSQL, you are not deleting the filestore that is used for attachments.

You will have to delete the filestore using Operating System commands - it is located at ~<user_running_odoo>/.local/share/Odoo/filestore/<name_of_database>

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Asked: 10/20/16, 7:54 AM
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